What is a Host?
A Host is a valuable member of Halloween New Orleans. He or she supports the organization and Project Lazarus through a financial donation and by being an ambassador to our community throughout the year.
Every year, we implement the hosting system to help take care of early financial expenses (venue deposits) related to planning the big event. A big percentage of people who don’t host also don’t pay until many months later – usually just before the event. Without this system, it would be impossible to provide the festivities and entertainment. Halloween New Orleans is entirely NON-PROFIT – Each year, 100% of what we raise goes directly to Project Lazarus.
Who can Host?
Anyone is welcome to be a Host! (see our current 2014 host list)
Why should I Host?
The Hosts of Halloween have always been the core of our organization. A host pays extra and helps us raise more money for Project Lazarus. In exchange we give hosts their own VIP area (Host Lounge) on Friday and Saturday night of Halloween weekend.
The Host Lounge – Premium & FREE bars, food, and a short line to the bathroom. Sometimes, we even have bonus entertainment.
Besides Halloween weekend, we celebrate throughout the year with “Host Parties” at a variety of venues to raise awareness (and excitement!) for the coming events.Throw in some great t-shirts and gift bags – with swag from our sponsors – and there’s really no reason you shouldn’t already be signed up by now.
To be a host, is to be a part of your community. Join us in helping a worthy cause and come celebrate this over 30-year tradition.
How can I become a Host RIGHT NOW?!
Host donations are now being accepted online. Fill out the information, donate the amount you would like to give, and we’ll send you a confirmation. Be on the lookout (email and Facebook) for information on the next host party – where you can also sign up/donate.
It’s my First Time
Never hosted before? Great! Welcome to the Host Family and Avita’s First-Timers.
Thanks to our sponsor Avita Pharmacy, 1st-time hosts get a $100 discount! We know giving us your hard-earned money isn’t easy, so if it’s your first time as a member, Avita will match $100 of your donation. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or consult a Halloween Board Member at the host party.
“I am so humbled and privileged to be director of an organization that has a group such as Halloween, New Orleans so dedicated to raising money for its benefit. Your commitment is a great example to me and so many others.”
– Kim A. Moss, MS, Executive Director, Project Lazarus